The Best Singer-Songwriter Albums of 2012

1. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel

Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
June 19, 2012
Critic Score
87
28 reviews

2. Matthew E. White - Big Inner

Matthew E. White - Big Inner
August 21, 2012
Critic Score
85
12 reviews

3. Meursault - Something for the Weakened

Meursault - Something for the Weakened
July 16, 2012
Critic Score
82
9 reviews

4. Bob Dylan - Tempest

Bob Dylan - Tempest
September 11, 2012
Critic Score
82
25 reviews

5. Bonnie Raitt - Slipstream

Bonnie Raitt - Slipstream
April 10, 2012
Critic Score
81
5 reviews

6. Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas

Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
January 31, 2012
Critic Score
81
25 reviews

7. Iris DeMent - Sing The Delta

Iris DeMent - Sing The Delta
October 2, 2012
Critic Score
80
9 reviews

8. Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It

Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It
February 21, 2012
Critic Score
80
25 reviews

9. Todd Snider - Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables

Todd Snider - Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables
March 6, 2012
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

10. Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself

Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself
March 6, 2012
Critic Score
79
25 reviews

11. Cat Power - Sun

Cat Power - Sun
September 4, 2012
Critic Score
79
35 reviews

12. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp

Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
February 7, 2012
Critic Score
79
27 reviews

13. Father John Misty - Fear Fun

Father John Misty - Fear Fun
May 1, 2012
Critic Score
78
19 reviews

15. Josephine Foster - Blood Rushing

Josephine Foster - Blood Rushing
September 18, 2012
Critic Score
78
5 reviews

16. Chuck Prophet - Temple Beautiful

Chuck Prophet - Temple Beautiful
February 7, 2012
Critic Score
78
5 reviews

18. Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg
October 15, 2012
Critic Score
77
9 reviews

19. Mac DeMarco - Rock and Roll Night Club

Mac DeMarco - Rock and Roll Night Club
March 27, 2012
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

20. Angel Olsen - Half Way Home

Angel Olsen - Half Way Home
September 4, 2012
Critic Score
77
8 reviews

22. Cate Le Bon - CYRK

Cate Le Bon - CYRK
January 17, 2012
Critic Score
76
15 reviews

23. Beth Orton - Sugaring Season

Beth Orton - Sugaring Season
October 2, 2012
Critic Score
76
16 reviews

24. John K. Samson - Provincial

John K. Samson - Provincial
January 24, 2012
Critic Score
75
8 reviews
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